Spring is late this year. Magnolias are blooming, finally. Buds on the Bradford Pears here on Great Plain Avenue are just starting to open. A lot of other flowering trees will be competing for attention in coming weeks, but with this post we’re highlighting a lesser-known spring flowering tree that
Horticulture was an important industry in nineteenth century Needham. Many commercial flower growers produced flowers for sale in Boston. One of the best-known growers was Denys Zirngiebel, a Swiss immigrant, whose award-winning pansies graced the White House in Washington. As the town developed, the growers moved on, but the pansy
Ornamental Pear Pyrus calleryana ‘Chanticleer’ (also known as ‘Cleveland Select’) Nothing says spring has arrived like crocuses and pears. The ornamental pear is one of the first trees to flower, and it’s one of the best trees for lawns and sidewalks, or as a focal point in larger flower beds.
We’re open for spring and already stocked with lots of trees and shrubs, including early spring flowering ornamental pears and cherries, azaleas, magnolias…and, of course, thousands of pansies. Spring is arriving on time this year, not early as it did last year. Most of our deciduous trees and shrubs are